PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (WUSA) -- A general aviation aircraft was intercepted today over Titusville, Fla. by two F-15 fighters, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said.

NORAD says at about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday a Cessna 441 twin engine aircraft remained out of communication with air controllers. At that time, the fighters quickly took off from Homestead AFB to intercept the aircraft. The Cessna pilot re-established communication with air control and was able to continue flying, NORAD said.

NORAD works in collaboration with homeland defense, security, and law enforcement partners to prevent air attacks against North America.

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